Here's something else to expect from the major renovations at downtown's Dallas Farmers Market: kolaches. Czech pastry enthusiast Jason Horne opened bakery/coffee shop/hot dog spot Bohemian Cafe on Lowest Greenville back in mid-October, and now he's signed a lease for a second satellite location set to open this spring that will be called Kava & Kolache (kava being the Czech word for coffee). Occupying just 400 square feet in the currently-under-construction Shed 2 — soon to be called "The Market" — it will nonetheless include a full kitchen, though it sounds like the kolaches will be baked at the much larger Greenville Avenue store.
Rather than going the digital panhandling route that's so popular these days thanks to sites like Kickstarter and GoFundMe, Bohemian Cafe is currently seeking investors to help fund construction and other start-up costs for the farmers market outpost: $350 is the minimum, and according to the project website, investors will receive "dividends each quarter amounting to their percentage of ownership in correlation with the new location's profits." One year after opening, stock buyouts will be available. The project currently stands at 24 percent funded.
Bohemian Cafe's kolache and klobasnek (meat kolache) creations include classics like apricot and poppy seed along with oddball inventions like chicken and waffle, Monte Czecho (a riff on the Monte Cristo sandwich), and a Nutella, peanut butter, and bacon version.
Other projects in the works for the Dallas Farmers market include a Shannon Wynne restaurant called Mudhen, a combination Nammi/Coolhaus, and an outlet of Lovers Lane lobster roll haven Rex's Seafood.